What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Bountiful Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Craig's Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Craig's Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 801-295-3357 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.